Ladies, admit it: There are a few things that can get us out of bed faster (or out of the office quicker) than the prospect of seeing our best girls—especially if it’s at a chic or IG-worthy café. This Women’s Month, we’ve rounded up 10 worthy coffee shops to pitch in the group chat RN:
Angkan, G/L The Podium
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Drinks range from ₱127 to ₱252
Must-Drink: Salted Caramel Latte, starts at ₱228
It’s % Arabica saying, “Did you miss me?” Created by the same founders, this coffee spot delivers the same top-notch quality coffee as Arabica but this time with a deeper rooting in Filipino culture. Here, you’ll find the best beans and brews from around the Philippines and around the world. Bring your coffee connoisseur friends, you’ll have the best time comparing brews.
Café Kitsune, G/L The Podium
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Drinks range from ₱150 to ₱340
Must-Drink: Banana and Caramel Latte, ₱240
Can’t seem to get that international girl’s trip out of the group chat? Start nearby. The stylish Japanese-Parisian cafe, Café Kitsune, is now open at The Podium. Created by the iconic fashion brand Maison Kitsune, you can expect modern, urban interiors and with-a-twist drinks like their Banana and Caramel Latte and Coconut and Caramel Latte. Don’t forget to stop by their merch wall—you’re sure to want to take every piece home.
Chapter Coffee Roastery & Cafe Inc., G/L SM North EDSA
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Drinks range from ₱120 to ₱195
Must-Drink: Vietnam Arabica Cold Brew, ₱120
A coffee roastery-turned-café, Chapter Coffee Roastery & Cafe’s goal is “to connect people by providing a space that welcomes conversations fueled by great food and coffee.” It’s the perfect spot for when you want to ‘work-from-a-cafe’ or take on a serious project with your friends—you’ll love sipping on premium, single origin Arabica coffee and nibbling on some bites while crossing things off your to-do list here.
Dark Cacao & Coffee, 2/L SM North EDSA
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Drinks range from ₱90 to ₱155
Must-Drink: Traditional Lola’s Recipe Hot Chocolate, ₱90
This original Filipino brand specializes in both coffee and chocolate-based drinks, so even your non-coffee besties will enjoy a bevvy run here. This cozy spot also serves the best pastries, so don’t forget to grab a slice of cake or their best-selling cacao cookies with your drink!
Yardstick, 2/L MOA Square
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Drinks range from ₱120 to ₱210
Must-Drink: Manila Latte, starts at ₱150
A known specialty bean supplier (among other things), Yardstick can always be counted on for the best brews—whether you and your gals are coffee purists or like to get playful with your drinks. Visiting the cafe always feels like a new adventure in your coffee journey, there’s always another brew to try. Don’t miss the MOA Square exclusives: the Sea Salt Latte and the Manila Latte, which you won’t be able to find anywhere else!
EST Bakery, 5/L SM Aura
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Must-Drink: Specialty Lattes
With bright, sunshine-y interiors, EST Bakery is one of the cutest spots to relax or start a book club. Famous for their Japanese sando sandwiches and pasta dishes, it’s also a great place to get cozy with a hot cup of espresso or cool down with an iced latte.
It’s a kind of place that makes you not want to leave—so make sure you’re with good company.
Daiesumi Digital Café, 2/L SM North EDSA
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Drinks range from ₱130 to ₱190
Must-Drink: Bubble Coffee, ₱160
A blast from the past, Daiesumi is primarily a print shop. Just like years before, you can get all your documents, assignments, invitations, and more printed here and sip a bit of coffee while you wait. A little fun thing to do? Take a selfie with your girl group and have it printed on coffee and cookies!
Cup Point by Sunnies Café, UGL SM Southmall
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Drinks range from ₱70 to ₱160
Must-Drink: Iced Honey, ₱140
ICYMI: Sunnies Studios has launched a specialty coffee shop that you can find inside Sunnies Specs stores, like this cool spot in SM Southmall. (Find more SM branches here!) Enjoy hot or cold drinks—in the prettiest cups, natch—while you shop for new frames. Tip: Make sure to snap lots of selfies to take advantage of the Instagrammable interiors.
Single Origin, G/L MOA Square
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Drinks range from ₱240 to ₱450
Must-Drink: Mocha-tini, ₱380
There’s nothing we love more than coffee… except coffee with a bit of zing. For a fun girl’s night out, sip on coffee-based cocktails at Single Origin. With industrial interiors and comforting leather accents, it’s the ultimate setting for a chill night out.
Lola Nena’s, UGL SM Megamall Mega A
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Drinks range from ₱80 to ₱170
Must-Drink: Iced Pastillas Latte, ₱170
This may be a take-out-only spot (for now), but what’s a coffee list without Lola Nena’s famous Iced Pastillas Latte? An addictive sweet treat made with espresso, fresh carabao milk, salted caramel, and pastillas bits, it’s perf for sipping while strolling and shopping with your squad. P.S. Don’t forget to order their Triple Cheese Donuts, too!
Whether you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up, a place for an afternoon hang, or a nightcap destination (the coffee-fueled kind), you’ll surely find endless options at SM Supermalls.
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